| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:15 AM
A woman's purse is stolen while walking in downtown Baltimore. She is upset and frightened, yet she does not stop to report the theft as she passes a police station. Instead, she walks to the nearest hospital and asks its social work department for...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Delphine S. Kelly, a music teacher and former Eastern Shore social worker, died Oct. 27 of a stroke at the Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. She was 90.
The former Delphine Stewart was born and raised in Toronto. She was the daughter of...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Members of Los Angeles County's largest employee union voted to give their leaders authority to call a strike, after months of contentious talks about wages, employee healthcare and working conditions.
"If we need to go there, we'll go there, but I'm...
| Nov 10, 2013
It wasn't until years after Amy Jezler lost her job at the Salvation Army and her family lost their south suburban home to foreclosure that money got so tight she had to resort to signing up for food stamps.
And even then, it was difficult to visit...
| Nov 13, 2013
Given the large scale of poverty and crime in Chicago, I believe it is worth focusing on certain designated commercial strips and parks as "refuges." In other words, provide them with 24/7 security so people would feel safe being in them...
| Nov 7, 2013
Illinois' gay marriage bill that awaits the governor's signature doesn't force religious clergy to officiate at same-sex weddings or compel churches to open their doors for ceremonies. But similar safeguards aren't spelled out for pastry chefs, florists,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:00 PM
The union representing Los Angeles County social workers filed a lawsuit Tuesday to force the county to reduce case loads.
Service Employees International Union Local 721 -- which represents about 55,000 county employees -- alleged in the suit that...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:56 PM
The possibility of a walkout affecting a wide array of public services loomed larger Wednesday after the union representing most Los Angeles County government employees broke off negotiations, charging that county officials have been unresponsive to their...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:02 PM
The Newport Rib Co. will launch its "30 Days of Charity" Program Friday, a representative said.
A portion of restaurant receipts through Nov. 30 will benefit 30 Orange County nonprofits, many of them chosen with the help of customers and staff members....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Ready, set, charge! Stylist to the stars George Kotsiopoulos will head up the “Tour de Fashion” at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Oct. 25. Shoppers will have a chance to sip mojitos and shop to benefit a variety...
| Sep 12, 2013
David Burnett hates the phrase "case management." For one, he works with people, not cases. And two, he doesn't manage. What he tries to do is support people to make their own decisions — whether that's his staff or the people his agency serves....